Member States versus the European Union

The Regulation of Gambling

Author: Alan Littler
Since the 1990s the European Court of Justice has provided an institutional backdrop from which the requirements of EU law regarding gambling regulation are evolving. Given the total absence of harmonisation, Member States are competent to regulate gambling conditional upon such regulation being compatible with EU law. This book analyses the regulatory approaches undertaken in France, the Netherlands and the United Kingdom regarding a variety of forms of online and offline gambling with a view to assessing the compatibility of these approaches. Furthermore it illustrates prevailing commonalities between the regimes and injects a degree of realism into the debate, softening the hard stance taken by stakeholders at opposite ends of the policy spectrum.

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Alan D. Littler, PhD. (2009) in Law, Tilburg University is a post-doctoral researcher at the same institution, working on issues of gambling regulation in the EU and WTO contexts and has published earlier books on this topic.
Excerpt of Table of Contents:
Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations;
Chapter One: General Introduction
Chapter Two: Non-Legal Background to the Regulation of Gambling in the European Union
Chapter Three: National Gambling Policies and Law
Chapter Four: Gambling and Community Law: The Status Quo
Chapter Five: Pigeon-holing Gambling: Which Freedom Provides the Appropriate Framework?
Chapter Six: Compatibility of, and Commonalities between, National Approaches to Regulating Gambling
Chapter Seven: General Conclusions
Appendix 1 Regulation of Gaming Machines in Great Britain
Appendix II Operating Licences, Codes of Practices Applicable to Various Forms of in Great Britain
Bibliography, Index.
Practitioners, regulators and students of gambling regulation as well as all those interested in the development and functioning of the EU’s internal market, particularly regarding free movement issues.